Bo Hering leaned up against the wall outside the Navarre locker room late Friday night and was drinking from a bottle of water. The senior linebacker was exhausted after a night putting forth his best effort in the Raiders’ 41-16 season-opening win over Pensacola Catholic on a humid evening.
While he was thrilled about the win the Raiders nailed down in convincing fashion, including holding the Crusaders to just 15 yards rushing, he was disappointed the team didn’t pull through with a shutout. They allowed one touchdown. The other TD was scored off an interception return.
“We are always disappointed when we don’t get the shutout,” Hering said. “But it was still a good game. We came out tough at the beginning and played well but did get a little soft towards the end.”
Hering recorded one sack in the win and was in on several other plays on a night when Navarre’s defense swarmed to the ball time and again. The Raiders were fast and hit hard, giving Catholic little time to operate its offense.
“Catholic is very good offensively,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls said. “They know what they are doing with that spread attack. It’s not easy to defend. But I thought our defensive staff preparing our guys and our players did an outstanding job against it.”
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